• SPAY AND SAVE: Luca needs an indoor, loving home

    Luca is a sweet and affectionate 5 to 6-year-old tabby male who likes other cats and people. If you are looking for a lap cat that wants to be indoors and around his people this guy is for you. Luca is laid back and easy going. He is playful but loves to look out the windows while sitting on the sills.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Maria Silvestrini Bruno

    Maria Bruno and I met at a holiday party several years back. We connected and became friends on and off Facebook. I kept thinking she looked familiar. I realized that I remembered her from the patient registration desk at the former Montgomery Hospital in Norristown.In 1994, she started at the old facility, moving up the ranks in the medical field.
  • SPAY AND SAVE: Carl and Chloe both need loving homes

    Carl is a 3-year-old brown tabby found in a Phoenixville colony with his little friend, Chloe. Poor Carl has been around the block a few times and has the scars to prove it. He desires a safe, loving home where he never has to worry about food or the cold again. Carl likes his head rubbed and never wants you to stop.
  • Spring-Ford will allow teacher who wrestles as a Nazi to remain in class

    A Spring-Ford School District sixth-grade teacher investigated by the district for his side job as a professional wrestler in which he portrays a Nazi will continue to teach there this school year.According to an Aug. 8 letter sent home to parents by Superintendent David Goodin, teacher Kevin Bean, who
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  • Limerick grants preliminary approval to 450-unit town center project

    LIMERICK >> With no comment or discussion, the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the preliminary site plan for 30-acre project that will bring more than 450 new residences and a traffic circle to the intersection of Ridge and Swamp pikes.The is a large development project with more than 300 senior living units and 160 townhomes at the intersection of Ridge Pike and Swamp Pike and is proposed by Ridge Swamp Associates LLP.
  • Royersford Fire Department receives two grants for over $169,000

    ROYERSFORD >> The Royersford Fire Department has received two separate grants in the amount of $169,100.The first grant, which was awarded as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency program called Assistance to Firefighter Grants, totals $166,100. The money from this program will be used to replace the department's aging self-contained breathing apparatus, which are 13 years old.
  • Ursinus College announces new scholarship program

    COLLEGEVILLE >> Ursinus College has established a new scholarship award that provides financial assistance to students from low- and middle-income families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.The first eight Abele Foundation Scholars Award were awarded to seven incoming first-year students and one continuing student.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg

    When first meeting Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg, I felt like I met the wind. A wind can be gentle and calming or a force to be reckon with.In 1988, Henrik traveled from his homeland of Denmark to the United States for a one-year visit, always looking to broaden his horizons and wanting to experience what the states had to offer.
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  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Nancy McAllister Stauffer

    Nancy Stauffer and I have been acquaintances for many years. We reconnected on Facebook when I was in search of an artist for my "Neighborhood Kitchens" Cookbook. Not related by blood, we share three Gaugler cousins.Nancy and her three older sisters were reared in the Limerick area, each branching out with their lives and still remaining in the area.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Earl Blank Jr.

    Earl Blank Jr. is the first person I ever met that remembers the date and time of events in his life - everything from births, marriages, good things and the bad things included.Earl was born in Phoenixville in, what he proudly boosts as, "the old hospital." He is referring to the hospital of the 1940s that was situated on Nutt Road near Main Street and not the sprawling facility it has become.
  • Spay and Save: Casey is a special boy who needs a home

    Casey is male, 1 to 2-years-old, and previously neutered. He was found wondering in South Philadelphia. He is super friendly, gets along with other cats but needs to be slowly introduced to a dog as he does not seem too fond of them. ONLY apply if you are able to commit to a lifetime for this special boy.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

    On Sept. 1, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation will celebrate a milestone anniversary. For 20 years, it has been under the direction of its president and CEO, Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D., and 15 members of the board of directors.The foundation strives to be a "Champion of the Community.
  • Fire Company gets an assist with new tower ladder

    LIMERICK >> In the event of a fire in an assisted living facility, with elderly residents trapped on an upper floor, it's crucial that fire companies have a rapid and safe way to rescue them.Just such an assisted living facility, along with commercial buildings and townhomes, are what's on tap for Limerick Township when the proposed Limerick Town Center project at Ridge and Swamp Pike, becomes a reality.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Harold J. Gaugler

    Before we go any further, I need to clarify his name. Due to the fact that his father's name was Harold, the family started to call him by the nickname of his middle name. So, the family and childhood acquaintances know him as "Jimmy."He and I are first cousins - our mothers were sisters. Our group of maternal cousins are referred to as the Marton cousins, of whom I am the oldest and he is number nine of 10.
  • spay and save: "Kittens! All sizes, shapes and colors!

    So many tabby kittens, all rescued from the streets or dangerous situations and need loving, forever homes. Contact Spay and Save via Facebook or our website at spayandsave.org to fill out an adoption application and to locate our adoption locations or call 610-277-6187.Vet references and/or home visit required to adopt from Spay and Save.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Helena Deegan

    Helena Pribula Deegan grew up on Bridge Street near Prospect Street in Phoenixville. It was at a time when life moved by at a slower pace than today.Helena attended both Gay Street and Church Street grade schools, onto Memorial Junior High on Second Avenue and then on to the old high school on Nutt Road.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Libby Mills

    If you don't recognize her picture, you may recognize her voice. That is if you tune into West Chester radio station WECH 1520 AM to "Libby's Luncheonette."For the past seven years, Libby Mills has been serving up local sustainability from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Mondays where she shares food, community and nutritional information and tips.
  • SPAY AND SAVE: A bundle of sweetness!

    Clara is a dark tabbico/white from a hoarding situation in Norristown. She is 4 to 5-months, spayed and ready for a forever home. PLEASE only apply if you can provide a home for Clara's lifetime of 10 to 15 years. Good with other pets and kids, she would make a perfect addition to any family. Vet references and/or home visit required to adopt from Spay and Save.
  • spay and save: Pablo is a pure bundle of joy

    Pablo is one of a trio of kittens rescued by a volunteer. He is a sweet, loving, playful little guy who purrs non-stop. He is waiting for his forever home. Please only apply if you can commit to the 10 to 15 years needed to take care of a kitten.
  • Kids learn about fire safety, rescues at Limerick youth fire camp

    LIMERICK >> If you happened to be near the Limerick Firehouse this week, you may have noticed a whole lot of activity going on.Behind Limerick Fire Company, sirens wailed and helicopters could be heard making a landing as Limerick's annual Youth Fire Camp, a week-long program now in its 5th year, taught kids about fire safety, rescue operations and the ins and outs of being a firefighter.
  • Limerick supervisors like new look for 30-acre Limerick Town Center project

    LIMERICK >> Township supervisors voiced support Tuesday for changes made to the plan for the project known as Limerick Town Center, located on 30 acres at the intersection of Ridge Pike, Lewis Road and Swamp Pike.The project calls for a large 308-unit senior living facility at the center, 160 townhomes and at least three commercial, retail buildings along Ridge Pike totaling 52,296 square feet buildings along Ridge Pike.
  • Lower Salford driver admits striking Skippack pedestrian while DUI

    NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Salford man is in jail awaiting his fate from a judge after he admitted he was driving under the influence of drugs when he struck and injured a woman rollerblading on a Skippack roadway.Daniel Michael Johnson, 46, of the 200 block of Danielle Drive, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to charges of aggravated assault by a vehicle while driving under the influence of a controlled substance and DUI in connection with the 6:14 p.
  • SPAY AND SAVE: Armani is a well-rounded and amazing feline

    Armani is 2 to 3-years-old, black with white markings, handsome and super friendly. He is confident, happy, laid back, smart, very playful, sweet, caretaker with tons of personality. He has multiple vocal expressions for his fur friends and family. He listens very well to verbal instruction. Well mannered inside the home.
  • Limerick, Linfield fire companies to merge by 2019

    LIMERICK >> By 2019, Limerick and Linfield fire companies will become one entity serving the Limerick Township community, according to the companies.Limerick and Linfield fire companies recently announcd they are currently working toward a merger of the two organizations that will be known as the Limerick Fire Department, Station 51.
  • Alvernia University to offer advanced degrees at MCCC

    Pottstown >> Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College's University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college's west campus in Pottstown.As part of the University Center, Alvernia will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master in Education (MED) - with certification in either English as a Second Language (ESL) or Special Education (PK-8 or 7-12).
  • Spay and Save: Karma would love a human companion

    Karma is a beautiful tabbico tuxedo who was found in a trailer park in Hereford. Spayed, 1-year-old and completely vetted, Karma would love a forever home for her 10 to 15-year life span. She seems to be good with dogs and would possibly like a cat her age to bond with. Can you give Karma this commitment?Vet references and/or home visit required to adopt from Spay and Save.
  • PHOTOS: Phoenixville Area High School graduates Class of 2018

    PHOENIXVILLE >> Phoenixville Area High School graduates the Class of 2018 at its commencement ceremony June 7.
  • 20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn paddles through Montgomery, Chester counties

    Royersford >> The 20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is winding down, and kayakers paddled through Montgomery and Chester counties on Wednesday.With an "Ahoy Royersford" from river guide Jeremy Quant, the 105 kayakers docked at Royersford's riverfront."I forgot how nice this new dock is.
  • Havey named new leader of Montco GOP

    The Montgomery County Republican Committee now has a new leader and she has already hit the ground running.Elizabeth Preate Havey was elected to a four-year term as committee chairwoman last week, becoming the party's first female leader.Messages of goodwill have been coming nonstop ever since.
  • Spay and Save: Molly was rescued from the outdoors

    What an adorable petite kitty! Approximately 1-year-old, spayed, dark tabby tuxedo, Molly is sweet little girl who likes other pets and is affectionate given the proper introduction time. She was rescued from the grounds of a hospital in Norristown and now needs a forever family who will commit to her 10 to 15 years of life.
  • 9 apply for vacant Lower Frederick Supervisor seat

    LOWER FREDERICK >> Nine people were publicly interviewed Tuesday night for a vacancy on the township board of supervisors.The vacancy was created by the resignation of supervisors' Chairman Bob Yoder.Although his resignation was announced at the May 1 meeting, and post-dated to April 30, it was not until Tuesday night that Yoder's resignation was officially accepted, according to Township Manager Kevin Tobias.
  • Ex-Limerick smoke shop operator has probation for drug paraphernalia sales

    NORRISTOWN >> A Spring City man who once operated a Limerick smoke shop must serve probation and community service after a jury convicted him of selling and advertising drug paraphernalia.Craig Hennesy, 49, of the 100 block of Bridge Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to one year of probation on charges of possession with intent to deliver drug paraphernalia and advertisement of drug paraphernalia in connection with a July 2016 incident at Piper's Smoke Shop, which was locate
  • SPAY AND SAVE: Please help keep Petey off the streets forever

    Handsome buff tabby with striking copper eyes, neutered male, approximately 2 to 3-years-old, Petey was found on the streets of Collegeville by a very nice rescuer. He is good with kids, and seems to get along with other kitties. Won't you give him a forever home where Petey will never be on the streets again?Vet references and/or home visit required to adopt from Spay and Save.
  • St. Mary School Memorial Day Remembrance honors fallen military, veterans

    SCHWENKSVILLE >> "What helps keep me centered is when I keep in mind that evil prevails when good men and women do nothing to stop it."That was what Major Eric Ponzek told veterans and students he tries to remember when it is difficult to understand war and the sacrifices of the military. Ponzek opened Thursday's Memorial Day ceremony as veterans and students gathered together inside St.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Chris Green

    Chris Green, with a love for food and culinary arts, originated and is the administer for the Facebook page Phoenixville Phoodie Phoundation.Chris grew up on Washington Avenue in Phoenixville in the home of his grandparents, Eugene and Florence Green. He fondly recalls his visits to Freida Hersh and her store.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Dr. Bruce Menkowitz

    We had to juggle his busy schedule for this interview, so we met at 7 a.m. in his office before office hours.I first met Dr. Bruce Menkowitz many years ago when I was referred to him for my ongoing left knee problems. The knee was originally injured when I was a teenager. And the situation was very painful and impacted my walking and my life.
  • SPAY AND SAVE: Jeremiah needs a forever home

    Jeremiah is a black/white, young male, approximately 10 months, neutered and good with other pets. He is friendly and loves to sit on your lap. Found in the streets of Norristown, he was being fed by a neighbor after his owners put him out.Vet references and/or home visit required to adopt from Spay and Save.
  • Men 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' to shed light on domestic violence

    COLLEGEVILLE >> Hundreds of area men are standing tall in their effort to shed light on domestic violence, thanks to their high heels that is. On Saturday, hundreds crowded the Collegeville Pfizer campus for the 7th annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event, hosted by Laurel House, a domestic violence agency in Montgomery County.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Connie Rainis

    For Connie Rainis, singing is as easy as breathing. It fills every pore of her body. Her greatness joy is to share her music with others. Her specialty is jazz and the blues, but she sings it all.When Connie's parents divorced, her mother moved Connie and her four siblings from Long Island, N.
  • spay and save: Baron's baby blue eyes will melt your heart

    Baron is a gorgeous mix of Lynx and Siamese. He is a neutered male approximately 1- to-1.5-years-old. His Siamese part brings out his chattiness. He loves human attention and is fine with other cats, and probably dogs when slowly introduced. Baron was surrendered by a family in Norristown due to their other cat's extreme dislike of him.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Edwin Soto

    At a very young age, Edwin Soto's family moved from New Jersey to New York City. This Brooklyn household was headed by his maternal grandmother. The neighborhood had a close-knit ethnic heritage.Edwin led the single life until he met his wife, Jeesely. After they were first married, they moved to the Bronx and Manhattan.
  • Limerick man draws jail for strangling woman

    NORRISTOWN >> A Limerick Township man was sent to jail after admitting to choking a woman during a domestic disturbance and to assaulting the woman's daughter when she tried to intervene.Kwasi Nyame Sakyi, 44, of the 300 block of Aronomink Drive, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court this week to 11#xbd; to 23 months in the county jail on charges of strangulation and simple assault in connection with a July 8, 2017, incident at the Limerick residence.
  • Fire destroys townhomes in Phoenixville

    PHOENIXVILLE >> A multi-alarm fire destroyed townhomes under construction at the Steeltown Village in the 700 block of Wheatland Street.The fire was called in at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday and was quickly upgraded to a three-alarm fire, according to the State Police Fire Marshal.Several construction workers noticed smoke coming from the building where they had been working and quickly let others know to evacuate, according to reports at the scene.
  • spay and save: A diamond is forever

    White with black markings, and a diamond on his nose, "Whitey" is approximately 1- to 3-years-old, neutered and ready for a forever home! Whitey appeared one day in a backyard in King of Prussia. He captured the hearts of everyone who saw him and prompted them to give him food, shelter and veterinary care.
  • AT THE TABLE WITH: Robb Cadigan

    Recently, Robb Cadigan and I had a chance to meet and chat. Robb is the acclaimed author of the novel "Phoenixville Rising."Robb started out studying law and later moved to a career in marketing and television. But, in his heart, he was a novelist. He wanted to intertwine his passion for storytelling and creativity with his interest in history and community.
  • Preschool students celebrate Earth Day with ladybug release

    LIMERICK >> Pre-school students at Chesterbrook Academy had an exciting activity planned in anticipation of Earth Day.At around 9:30 a.m. April 20, students walked outside near the playground to set free hundreds of ladybugs in celebration of Earth Day. The brightly colored beetles, often considered a sign of good luck, are what many refer to as a "gardener's best friend.
  • Limerick Township Manager wins state association's leadership award

    limerick >> Daniel Kerr, manager of Limerick Township in Montgomery County, recently received the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' 29th Annual President's Leadership Award at the association's 96th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hershey. The opening day of the conference attracted attendees from every county in Pennsylvania except Philadelphia, which has no townships.
  • Limerick Township Manager Daniel Kerr wins leadership award

    limerick >> Limerick Township Manager Daniel Kerr recently received the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' 29th Annual President's Leadership Award at the association's 96th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hershey. The opening day of the conference attracted attendees from every county in Pennsylvania except Philadelphia, which has no townships.
  • Limerick Generating Station returns to full power

    Limerick >> Unit 1 of Exelon Generation's Limerick Generating station has been returned to full power following a scheduled refueling.Operators returned Unit 1 to service Friday evening, completing the maintenance that began March 26. While refueling outage lengths vary at Limerick and across the industry, the Limerick Unit 1 refueling outage was completed on schedule, according to an Exelon spokeswoman.
  • Chester County officials to canvas for unlicensed dogs in May

    West Chester >> The Chester County Treasurer's Office is issuing a notice that all dog owners in the county should, by now, have purchased licenses for their pets for 2018. The notice comes in anticipation of canvassing in the county by the Dog Warden during the month of May.All dogs age 3 months or older must be licensed by Jan.
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